What does not
As with older versions, the game has a hard requirement for an active loopback network interface. Should one not be found, it will not launch.
Ensure you have a loopback network interface set up. If your OS doesn't have one configured, `ifconfig lo up` should be enough. Conventional OS installers (e.g. official ISOs) usually take care of this automatically.
What was not tested
Although the game continues to suffer from microstutters whenever assets are being loaded, running it with __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 appears to slightly lessen their severity.
Running the game with its assets unpacked resulted in a significant performance improvement across the board, with less frequent and shorter-lived microstutters and a visibly increased average framerate. This is likely due to the game engine no longer needing to waste CPU cycles decompressing resources on the fly.
DXVK has no visible effect on performance.
Your mileage may vary.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 26 2021||6.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Gabriel Homeier|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 24 2021||6.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Gabriel Homeier|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 03 2020||5.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Luiz|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Mar 02 2020||5.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Duke|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 20 2020||4.21-staging||Yes||No||Yes||Garbage||z6np|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|41135||No Man's Sky hangs on start if Windows version > XP||NEW||View|
|41189||No Man's Sky fails to start due to a regression in ntdll||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47640||No Man's Sky (Beyond) does not start anymore: Unable to initialize Vulkan (vkEnumerateInstanceExtensionProperties failed)||NEW||View|